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Security officer fires gunshot after suspect ran with ring at Mondawmin Mall

A private security officer for a jewelry store at Mondawmin Mall fired at least one gunshot in the parking lot Sunday afternoon as he chased a man who allegedly stole a ring from the store, police said.

The suspect walked into RK & Co. Jewelers in the lower level of the mall and asked to see the ring, which he put on his finger, police said. After a brief conversation with a sales clerk, he took off...

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Crime roundup: Transgender sexual assault, Walgreens robbed twice, woman faces 52 charges

This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region.

Here's a look at some of the crime that's happened recently in our coverage area:

ANNE ARUNDEL
A convicted murderer pleaded guilty to killing his cell mate at Jessup Correctional Institute.

A District Court...

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Interim Baltimore police commissioner announces major reorganization

Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced a reorganization of the department in an email to police Saturday night, formally promoting or moving 28 people into new roles and undoing some changes made by his predecessor Anthony W. Batts.

"These promotions and the streamlined organizational structure are designed to maximize the effectiveness of the Department in achieving our mission...

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10 shot, one dead in two hours of weekend violence in Baltimore

A 28-year-old man is dead, another is in serious condition, and eight others were injured in early Sunday shootings — including seven in one incident — in Baltimore, police said.

The shootings took place in a two-hour span, beginning around 12:30 a.m., and culminating in a seven-victim incident just before 3 a.m. on Sunday.

A 28-year-old man died after being shot multiple times in the face and chest...

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7 shot in single incident in W. Baltimore early Sunday

Seven people were shot — all of them in the leg — in a single incident overnight on Baltimore's west side, police said early Sunday.

Police responded to an area hospital at 2:26 a.m. Sunday, where five people walked in with gunshot wounds. Shortly thereafter, officers encountered two additional victims from the same incident — which police said transpired in the 2700 block of Garrison Avenue in the...

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Five stats to know about Baltimore's July homicides

In July, Baltimore marked a gruesome milestone, recording 45 homicides — the highest monthly tally in more than four decades. Here are some other statistics on city homicides, according to data since 1970.

Lowest monthly total — seven in June 1983 and March 2014

Other months with single-digit totals — nine in September 1977, December 1983, July 2001 and April 2008.

Month with lowest average — 17.5...

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